Mizzou will switch to remote operations, online courses due to winter weather on Wednesday, Thursday

ByMike V. Cooper

Jan 31, 2022

All classes at the University of Missouri will be online Wednesday and Thursday as the campus transitions to remote operations as a severe winter storm is expected to hit.

“Instructors should communicate this change to their students as soon as possible, share their course outlines, and provide any necessary resources, such as Zoom links or e-learning materials,” the university wrote in a statement. Monday afternoon.

“If a class has significant in-person requirements, such as labs or clinical classes, arrangements will be made to meet the requirements later.”

Staff members fall into one of three categories related to remote operations:

  • Staff who are not required to work on-site but who can telecommute from home or another location are expected to do so; those who can telecommute but do not must take paid leave.

  • Staff who cannot perform their tasks online and who are informed that they are not required to work on site will be compensated.

  • Non-exempt hourly workers who must work on campus may be eligible to receive premium pay; those who are required to work but choose not to must take paid leave.

Following: 6 to 12 inches of snow could hit Columbia. Here’s what to expect, how to prepare for Missouri’s winter weather

“As always, faculty, staff and students should exercise good judgment when deciding if it is safe to travel to campus in inclement weather,” the university wrote in its announcement.

Columbia is expected to receive between 6 and 12 inches of snow between Tuesday evening and Thursday morning, the National Weather Service predicts.

This article originally appeared on Columbia Daily Tribune: Forecast winter snowstorm forces Missouri to move classes online